Visveswaraya is the Institute with most number of All India Ranks.Our students have won 177 All India Ranks for AMIE.
Visveswaraya Institute of Engineering Technology, Mattakara, Kottayam – 686 564 (www.visveswaraya.org) has done it again.
A blessing for the AMIE holders
We had written to the UGC on January 3rd 2014 regarding the difficulties faced by the AMIE holders in getting appointment to teaching posts in engineering colleges after the completion of M.Tech. due to the misinterpretation done by various Institutions. Now we take this opportunity to thank UGC for the magnificent order put up by the great organisation in this regard.
AMIE Holders can teach in engineering colleges after M.Tech. like B.Tech. holders
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has brought back the previous conditions for Teaching posts in Engineering colleges through the order No. F. No. 14-9/2013 (CPP –II) dated 28th February and published on 14/03/2014 as UGC [AFFILIATION OF COLLEGES OFFERING TECHNICAL EDUCATION BY UNIVERSITIES] REGULATIONS, 2014 in Appendix 8.
For details please log on to http://www.ugc.ac.in/ugc_notices.aspx
The appendix 8 of the above order states;
The essential and desirable qualifications of academic staff at different levels in various areas of technical education shall be as per the UGC Regulations (Minimum Qualifications for Appointment of Teachers and other Academic Staff for Universities and Colleges and Maintenance of Standards in Higher Education) 2010 as amended from time to time.
For details please log on to: http://www.ugc.ac.in/oldpdf/regulations/revised_finalugcregulationfinal10.pdf.
A copy of the letter we had written to UGC on the matter is displayed here for your kind perusal.
University Grants Commission (UGC)
Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg
New Delhi -110 002
Sub: Suggestions regarding the Draft Regulations approval of colleges 2013
I have the following suggestions regarding the Draft Regulations for approval of colleges offering Technical Education by universities, 2013.
In the Draft, as per appendix 8, regarding Faculty Cadre and Qualifications, it is given that for The assistant Professor post, the qualification mentioned is BE/BTech in relevant subject with First Class or equivalent either in BE/BTech or ME/MTech.
This create a lot of problems while appointing Asst. Professors. There are several other qualifications as per Section 22 of the UGC act. NoF.879/58 (CUP) 1st December, 1958 which is suitable for teaching posts. If First class or equivalent is to be taken into consideration, that may be so, but the basic character of Bachelor's degree and Master's Degree should be kept. That means, all qualifications given in UGC list and awarded by the Universities must be accepted for Teaching posts depending on the subjects Similarly the equivalent qualifications like AMIE/AMIETE as well as foreign qualifications must be accepted for teaching posts. Then only, the quality of the teaching process would improve.
"In exercise of the powers conferred by SubSection (3) of Section 22 of theUniversity Grants Commission Act, 1956 (3 of 1956) the University Grants Commission with the approval of the Central Government hereby specifies the following degrees for the purposes of the said section, namely: LIST OF DEGREES FOR THE PURPOSES OF SECTION 22 OF THE UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION ACT, 1956.
Bachelor’s Degree Master’s Degree Doctorate Degree"
We have to respect this important basic authority vested with the UGC regarding the approval of degrees as per the Constitution of India. Thus,the basic qualification for Asst. Professor for Engineering/ Technology program must be: " Any Master's Degree (in the relevant discipline/subject) awarded by the Universities in India or their equivalent" and it may be followed for other posts like Associate Professor and Professor as well as Principal/Director with the needed additional qualifications there afterwards.
In this regard, I would like to bring your attention regarding equivalence of Degrees awarded by ODL Institutions [like AMIE awarded by the Statutory Council, The Institution of Engineers (India)] which was taken up vehemently by the UGC recently through the order No. F.No. UGC/DEB/2013 dated 14.10.2013.
Sir, I hope, you will do the needful in this regard and bring back the authority of UGC in deciding the basic qualifications for the teaching posts and a decision will be taken accordingly.
Tom T. Joseph
Thirunilam, Mattakara P.O.
Kottayam, Kerala – 686 564